Black Petals Issue #102, Winter, 2023

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Stuck in Transit: Fiction by Michael Woods
Cold Yearning: Flash Fiction by Kat Sandefer
I Married a Zombie: Flash Fiction by M. L. Fortier
Snack Time: Flash Fiction by Zvi A. Sesling
The Boy Who Loved Bolt: Flash Fiction by Ron Capshaw
The Cutting Room: Flash Fiction by Karen Schauber
Dirty Blue Bandana: Flash Fiction by Cindy Rosmus
Bidee Bodee, Bidee Beaux: Poem by Thomas Fischer
Blood of Whitechapel: Poem by Kenneth Vincent Walker
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Sensitivity to Light: Poem by Kenneth Vincent Walker
Boo Hag: Poem by Richard Stevenson
Paranormal Parasites: Poem by Richard Stevenson
Huggin Molly: Poem by Richard Stevenson
In the Morgue of Memory: Poem by Hillary Lyon
Unexpected Culinary Opportunity: Poem by Daniel G. Snethen
OI (Oo-ee): Poem by Daniel G. Snethen
Plant Eater Gone Carnivorous: Poem by Daniel G. Snethen
They Shouldn't Be There: Poem by Daniel G. Snethen
The Needle Spins: Poem by Rp Verlaine
Cold: Poem by Rp Verlaine
The Sleepwalker: Poem by Rp Verlaine

Zvi A. Sesling: Snack Time

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Art by Michael D. Davis 2023

Snack Time

 

Zvi A. Sesling

 

          Doctors Pike and Reese are sitting in the Recovery Room when Dr. Pike asks, “What’s in the refrigerator?“

          Dr. Reese goes over to the refrigerator and says, “There’s a fresh breast, a leg and a couple arms.”

          Dr. Pike says, “Mustard and ketchup are perfect with a breast.”

          Dr. Reese responds, “Think I’ll go for a leg today. Hand me the salt and pepper. Mrs. Winder has a tasty breast. Whose leg are you having?”

          “Mr. Presko’s.”

          “Sad no one misses him,” Dr. Reese says.

          “Except his landlord.”





Zvi A. Sesling, Brookline, MA Poet Laureate (2017-2020), has published numerous poems and flash/micro fiction and won international prizes. A five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, he has published four volumes and three chapbooks of poetry. His flash fiction book is Secret Behind The Gate (Cervena Barva Press) will be published early 2023. He lives in Brookline, MA. with his wife Susan J. Dechter.